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Mounting an Active Defense Against Cyber Threats

November 10, 2016

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What the Federal CISO Needs to get the Job Done

October 31, 2016

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Russia's Aggressive Power is Resurgent, Online and Off

August 25, 2016

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NATO After Brexit

July 04, 2016

Commentators have rushed to weigh in on the political and economic implications of the Brexit referendum. But the potential security effects are just as important. At risk are operational matters such as data and intelligence sharing. But also in question is something more fundamental: the relationships that allow security services to live and breathe. The United Kingdom, EU, and other partners will now have to redefine their security and intelligence relationships.

A Cyber JSOC Could Help the US Strike Harder and Faster

April 25, 2016

A network-attack analogue to the manhunting Joint Special Operations Command would allow cyber warriors to decide, deconflict, and execute more effectively.

Beyond Brussels: Turning the Tide against ISIL in Europe

March 31, 2016

In a tragic example of foreshadowing, French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve stated in remarks at the George Washington University earlier this month that the terrorist threat level had never been so high. Last week’s attacks in Brussels plainly reinforce the point while begging the question of how they were possible.

Opinion: $19 billion alone won't fix Washington's cybersecurity problem

February 10, 2016

Spending more on cybersecurity is a start but it's certainly no panacea. President Obama's new spending plans should come with policy proposals and organizational initiatives that stand in the way of protecting US networks from malicious hackers.

Estonia: A Hub of Cyber Innovation

January 07, 2016

Estonia packs a punch in the cyber domain. The country is a world leader in cyber-related innovation, and it has charted that course without compromising security. Estonia initially gained global attention as a cyber-target, seeking to overcome a series of organized attacks in 2007 widely attributed to Russian groups. Estonia emerged energetically from those attacks, going beyond devising a coherent and expansive cyber-strategy calibrated defensively, to being one of the most wired countries in the world.

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